Tactical tampons to help you die less

By » Sat, June 16 2012
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Because comfort counts. (img Jim Cooke/Jezebel)

Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below, and it is a new survival product on the market: the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.).

From the obvious, used to stopper bleeding, to the very clever, used for blow dart fletching, tampons are far more versatile tools than they appear on the surface. These all-purpose shove-its have many practical survival uses and their absorbent and even flammable properties may mean that you’ll soon start packing a few of these universal flow mitigation devices in your hiking, camping, and/or range bags.

So the next time you walk past the tactical hygiene aisle at the grocery store, remember to pick up an extra box of tampons, or TAMPONS, if you prefer.

We can’t improve on that intro, nor on the article over at Art of Manliness, where you’ll learn how to use tampons, applicators, and packaging as everything from bandages to tinder cases to water filters. It’s a great example of taking an everyday object and seeing how many ways you can use it.

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This is international for “free survival devices” (img by Tom Magliery)

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